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Schedule with Room Assignments

Note: Schedules subject to change

Saturday, April 20

8 – 9 amRegistration Open
Refreshments sponsored by UNCG & Biscuitville
MHRA Lobby
8:30 am – 5 pmExhibits and Book Sales OpenMHRA Lobby
9 – 10 am  Keynote Address by Jill McCorkle
Sponsored by Blair
Curry Auditorium

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM         Session I

Creative Nonfiction Master Class: Elevating Life into Art with Stephanie Elizondo Griest – CLASS FULLMHRA 1304
Fiction Master Class: Smaller, Better with Halle Hill – CLASS FULLMHRA 1207
Poetry Master Class: Our “I” and Our Dreams: Writing with a Speaker Who is Less Afraid with Tyree Daye – CLASS FULLMHRA 1206
Launching Your Book into a World of Readers with Mimi HermanMHRA 1215
Story In Verse: Writing the Narrative Poem with Steve CushmanMHRA 1209
In a Flash: Playing Around with Short Fiction with Hananah ZaheerMHRA 1204
Building Suspense No Matter the Genre with Kimmery MartinMHRA 1214
12 – 1 pmLunch with an Author (or on your own)
Sponsored by Warren Publishing
Cushman – MHRA Rm 1209
Daye – MHRA Rm 1206
Griest – MHRA Rm 1304
Herman – MHRA Rm 1215
Hill – MHRA Rm 1207
Kline – MHRA Rm 1208
Martin – MHRA Rm 1214
McCorkle – MHRA Rm 1213
Orgera – MHRA Rm 1210
Zaheer – MHRA Rm 1204
1:15 – 2:15 pmFaculty Readings
Sponsored by NC Humanities
MHRA Rms 1214 & 1215

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM         Session II

Creative Nonfiction Master Class with Stephanie Elizondo Griest (cont.) – CLASS FULLMHRA 1304
Fiction Master Class with Halle Hill (cont.) – CLASS FULLMHRA 1207
Poetry Master Class with Tyree Daye (cont.) – CLASS FULLMHRA 1206
The Coveted Yet Dreaded ‘R&R’ with Lisa Williams KlineMHRA 1215
Walk the Line (poetry) with Lex Orgera – CLASS FULLMHRA 1209
Assembly Required: Structuring Prose Work with Jill McCorkle – CLASS FULLMHRA 1214
Writing the Young Adult Novel: Tips, Tricks, and Industry Advice with Victoria Wlosok – CLASS FULLMHRA 1204

4:30 – 5:30 pmOpen Mic Readings I
Open Mic Readings II
Sign up at the registration table
Sponsored by the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities
MHRA Rm 1214
MHRA Rm 1215
5:45 – 6:45 pmSlush Pile Live!
Sponsored by Clear Sight Books
MHRA Rms 1214 & 1215